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What is Medicare?
Medicare is health insurance for the following:
  • People 65 or older
  • People under 65 with certain disabilities
  • People of any age with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant)

The Different Parts of Medicare
The different parts of Medicare help cover specific services:

Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance)
  • Helps cover inpatient care in hospitals
  • Helps cover skilled nursing facility, hospice, and home health care

Medicare Part B (Medical/Doctor Insurance)
  • Helps cover doctors' and other health care providers' services, outpatient care, durable medical equipment, and home health care
  • Helps cover some preventive services to help maitain your health and to keep certain illnesses from getting worse

Medicare Part C (also known as Medicare Advantage)
  • Offers health plan options run by Medicare-approved private insurance companies. Medicare Advantage Plans are a way to get the benefits and services covered under Part A and Part B. Most Medicare Advantage Plans cover Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D). Some Medicare Advantage Plans may include extra benefits for an extra cost.

Medicare Part D (Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage)
  • Helps cover the cost of prescription drugs
  • May help lower your prescription drug cost and help protect against higher costs
  • Run by Medicare-approved private insurance companies
Since 2008